heemer77 (5361) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - AUG 16, 2005
Poured a hazy dark brown with a slightly yellowish head. The aroma is rusty leaves, caramel and coffee. I tasted light plastic, burnt leaves and a hint of caramel. Although, it was not as bad as that description sounded. Thanks for the brew, Joel. 1FastSTi (3358) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2005
Thanks Joel. This beer pours to a dark brown body with a thin fizzy white head and spotty lacing. The aroma is English walnuts, peanut husks, and a light citrus hops (oranges). The flavor is walnut and oranges. The palate is light to medium bodied and slick. StewardofGondor (1933) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2005
Nice, deep ruby bronze color, translucent with a thin sudsy head. Aroma brings out accents of pecans, smoky campfires, soft hot pretzels and rye. Flavor builds off the aroma predecessors, with nutty, unsalted pecans, toasted hazelnuts and rye pretzels. Softer accents are derived from caramel, peanut shells and wood chips. Formidable hopping. Nutty and rich, and a pretty damn good brown ale. Thanks to tpkenned for the bottle! MIBRomeo (2579) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2005
Dark brown color w/ a nice off white head.. some lacing. Initial smell is good... lots and lots of fresh green hops and a light carmel malt. Palate is middle of the road. Flavor is nicely hoppy a light citrus bitter but a bit watery.
Thanks to joel for sharing. willblake (2664) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 7, 2005
08.06.05 Bomber. Light brown mud, light brown head fades. Hugely floral and citrus aromas followed by a gritty and earthy hop backing. Malts are messy and sweet, fitting better with the murky appearance and "Slopbucket" name than any idea of elegance in a brown ale. Lots of cookie dough, tea, dirt, and grapefruit. Dry and short finish. Huh.
sfontain (851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2005
22 oz. bomber from Winooski Beverage Warehouse. This beer spent a few days in a Vermont shed being heated and cooled throughout the days, possibly affecting the beer’s taste. Pours a gorgeous, deep, dark ruby with a luscious, light tan head; bottom of bottle is absolutely overrun by large clumps of yeast. Wonderful, deep aroma of cookie, chocolate, and dark fruits. Flavor is actually a little sour--almost astringent--up front; the malts are actually overdone, I think, with massive tons of them; harsh, bitter bite through the finish; overall, rather indistinct flavors; quite noticeable alcohol warm in the throat and nose. Light yet full mouth feel; quite sticky as it warms. Let this beer warm! This beer is virtually perfect until you taste it, which is a huge shame. CamdenD (1204) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 16, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2005 Now here is a perfect brown ale. Perfect. Hopped to eliminate the boring/sluggish brown ale qualities that I find in most, yet nicely balanced to provide something more interesting than a dogfish IBA. Got 2 bombers to take home with me too. Nice. ericnixon (745) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 29, 2005
Beautiful dark brown color. No real head. Nice smooth malty flavor. Yum! KariCupcake (214) - Lenox, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 25, 2005
The color of a good, deep tan that you have been working on all summer. Smells like beer perfume "honey hops". Smooth like beer air. OlivierMTL (709) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 24, 2005
Ambrée aux reflets rougeâtres, mousse pleine de bulles aux fausses allures d’un service de cask. Maltée, noisette grillées, houblon anglais réminiscent d’un thé social. Finale amérisante. En fût chez McNeill’s, 22 Mai 2005.